Bethel, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bethel, Washington - Basic Facts

The Bethel Census Designated Place had a population of 3,910 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bethel is located at latitude 47.4874 and longitude -122.6176 in Kitsap County. The formal boundaries for the Bethel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kitsap County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Bethel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584946) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bethel Census Designated Place is located within Port Orchard Division of Kitsap County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bethel, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,910
Daytime Population: Workers 699
Daytime Population: Residents 2,391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,090
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 3,905
Population in Familes 3,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,228
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $78,175
Average Household Income $83,571
Per Capita Income $31,245


Total Housing Units 1,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,199 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $305,471
Average Home Value $343,969


Total Households 1,467
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,084
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.89%
Households 0.79% 0.87%
Families 0.75% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Bethel, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethel to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 220 65th
Population Density # 243 61st
Diversity Index # 262 58th
Median Household Income # 142 78th
Per Capita Income # 243 61st

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